When Paulo Dybala inspired Juventus to victory against Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final last April the world took notice and declared that Lionel Messi had his heir. A blistering start to the Serie A season only fueled such talk but things have since dipped and amid rumours of a rift at Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri has urged caution over the 23-year-old’s match winning display at the weekend.
When Dybala instinctively swept in Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cut-back to restore Juve’s lead away to Hellas Verona it was the forward’s first Serie A goal since November 19th and with the boost to his confidence, Dybala darted through the defence to add a second five minutes later.
It was a welcome return to form after Dybala’s slump had seen Allegri drop him to the bench and spark rumours of off-field problems and possible transfers away from Turin.
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